G20 pathologist Freddy Patel 'not fit to practise'

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G20 pathologist Freddy Patel 'not fit to practise'

Post  Guest on Tue 21 Aug - 13:52

Shocking story. It just makes you wonder what is being hidden.

21 August 2012 Last updated at 13:42

G20 pathologist Freddy Patel 'not fit to practise'

The pathologist who conducted the first post-mortem tests on Ian Tomlinson is not fit to practise, the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service says.

Dr Freddy Patel had found the newspaper seller, who was pushed to the ground by Pc Simon Harwood at G20 protests in 2009, died of coronary artery disease.

The tribunal said this was wrong. It will now decide what sanctions to take.

Meanwhile, Pc Harwood, who was cleared of manslaughter, now faces disciplinary proceedings on 17 September.

An inquest jury found that Mr Tomlinson had been unlawfully killed but Pc Harwood, who pushed him and struck him with a baton, was cleared of manslaughter at a subsequent crown court trial.

Last year, Dr Patel - who is currently suspended - was given a four-month ban for dishonesty and omitting key findings after examining the body of a murder victim who he said had died from natural causes.

He has also served a three-month suspension for failings in other cases and is no longer on the official register of approved forensic pathologists



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